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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, August 7
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Healthy Homes Parent Workshop
FREE GIVE-AWAYS! Light refreshments will be served **Certificates will be provided** Sponsored by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Healthy Homes Program
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers
Mon, August 7
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, August 7
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Making a Better World via Arts and Comics
A Summer Reading Program LWe use basic research skills, graphic design and frank discussions to come up with a fun ad campaign and/or media plan (i.e. comic strip, pamphlets, handout cards or posters) that will teach folks what they need to learn about the world and avoiding life's pitfalls. Presented by Ivan Velez. For ages 13-18 years old.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, August 7
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays
Drums Guitar Bass Keyboard Vocals If this sounds a lot like the game "Rock Band" to you, then you'd be correct. But before it was a video game, it's how people made music. Come jam with the Stapleton Teens every Monday that we're open. All skill levels welcome, from absolute beginners to virtuoso masters. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Ages 12 and up.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 8
@ 12 noon
Hope Home Care - Table
Organization Hope Home Care offers information to patrons about employment opportunities in home health care and offers assistance to family members of homebound individuals.
Stapleton LibraryAdults
Tue, August 8
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Presented by LiteracyINC
Readings by special guests with snacks and additional activities provided by LiteracyINC.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, August 8
@ 4 p.m.
Teen STEAM: Imploding a Watermelon
Everything is stronger together - people, books, rubber bands... Join us as we implode a watermelon using only rubber bands! Weather permitting.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 8
@ 5:30 p.m.
Parent Empowerment and Action Meeting
This event will focus on identifying strategies to empower North Shore parents to be effective advocates for children ages 0 – 8. We welcome all parents to join us to share their ideas! Hosted by The Staten Island Alliance for North Shore Children and Families.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers
Wed, August 9
@ 2 p.m.
Buzzy Bee's Garden Club
Come to the library and help out in our community garden! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 9
@ 4 p.m.
Teens <3 Gaming: WiiU vs PS4
What will win in the battle for most played system? Only you can decide!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 10
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Tech: Lego Mindstorms/Garage Band/Laboratory
Join us for August's Teen Tech series, offering all kinds of programs for teens to experiment with every week. August 3rd: Lego Mindstorms (Part 2) - The continuation of the previous week's Mindstorms session, teens will have the opportunity to design and test their own robots with unique code they create, or with predesigned code that they can use from a tablet or smartphone. August 10th: Garage Band - The Apple audio creation software, Garage Band is an excellent tool for aspiring song write…
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 11
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! Workshop series is FREE.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, August 11
@ 2 p.m.
Wii Love Gaming!
Challenge yourself, your friends and meet other kids in the neighborhood as you play cool Wii games on the big screen in the children's room! Challenge the librarian and you will probably win.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Gameday
Chess Fluxx Are You A Werewolf? Coup Dominos Mancala Other random surprise games each week! Sounds like a good time? It does to us too. Every Friday from 4pm to close.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, August 12
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Storytime
Sensory Storytime is a fun, new, and interactive library literacy program designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories, and sensory activity play. This program is open to all and is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or children who have difficulty sitting still.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, August 12
@ 2 p.m.
My SI Quilt Project - "What is a stitched quilt?" Family workshop
In this workshop, artist Everet Curry will go over the basic history and process of stitching a quilt, and will invite participants of all ages to add their own stitch to signify something significant to them.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, August 12
@ 3 p.m.
Cinema Saturdays!
Watch the library become a movie theater and enjoy a great film on the big screen! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 14
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: All Join In!
Come to the library for stories, songs, action rhymes and more! Have fun meeting other little ones in the area and their caregivers. For ages 0-3.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, August 14
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, August 14
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays
Drums Guitar Bass Keyboard Vocals If this sounds a lot like the game "Rock Band" to you, then you'd be correct. But before it was a video game, it's how people made music. Come jam with the Stapleton Teens every Monday that we're open. All skill levels welcome, from absolute beginners to virtuoso masters. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Ages 12 and up.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 15
@ 12 a.m.
Hope Home Care - Table
Organization Hope Home Care offers information to patrons about employment opportunities in home health care and offers assistance to family members of homebound individuals.
Stapleton LibraryAdults
Tue, August 15
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Presented by LiteracyINC
Readings by special guests with snacks and additional activities provided by LiteracyINC.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, August 15
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Sports Day
Play some athletic games like hoseshoes, hackysack, and more with us! Come representing your favorite team and get some added prizes!
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 16
@ 2 p.m.
Buzzy Bee's Garden Club
Come to the library and help out in our community garden! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 16
@ 4 p.m.
Teens <3 Gaming: WiiU vs PS4
What will win in the battle for most played system? Only you can decide!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 17
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Tech: Lego Mindstorms/Garage Band/Laboratory
Join us for August's Teen Tech series, offering all kinds of programs for teens to experiment with every week. August 3rd: Lego Mindstorms (Part 2) - The continuation of the previous week's Mindstorms session, teens will have the opportunity to design and test their own robots with unique code they create, or with predesigned code that they can use from a tablet or smartphone. August 10th: Garage Band - The Apple audio creation software, Garage Band is an excellent tool for aspiring song write…
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 18
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! Workshop series is FREE.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, August 18
@ 2 p.m.
Wii Love Gaming!
Challenge yourself, your friends and meet other kids in the neighborhood as you play cool Wii games on the big screen in the children's room! Challenge the librarian and you will probably win.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 18
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Gameday
Chess Fluxx Are You A Werewolf? Coup Dominos Mancala Other random surprise games each week! Sounds like a good time? It does to us too. Every Friday from 4pm to close.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, August 19
@ 3 p.m.
Cinema Saturdays!
Watch the library become a movie theater and enjoy a great film on the big screen! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 21
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: All Join In!
Come to the library for stories, songs, action rhymes and more! Have fun meeting other little ones in the area and their caregivers. For ages 0-3.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, August 21
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, August 21
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays
Drums Guitar Bass Keyboard Vocals If this sounds a lot like the game "Rock Band" to you, then you'd be correct. But before it was a video game, it's how people made music. Come jam with the Stapleton Teens every Monday that we're open. All skill levels welcome, from absolute beginners to virtuoso masters. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Ages 12 and up.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 22
@ 12 a.m.
Hope Home Care - Table
Organization Hope Home Care offers information to patrons about employment opportunities in home health care and offers assistance to family members of homebound individuals.
Stapleton LibraryAdults
Tue, August 22
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Presented by LiteracyINC
Readings by special guests with snacks and additional activities provided by LiteracyINC.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, August 22
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Book Club
Join the Stapleton Teens for our new monthly book discussion! Kicking it off: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. Three Dark Crowns is an epic fantasy novel that follows triplet queens, born once a generation to rule. Each has a unique magical gift, and couldn't be more different. Unfortunately for them, there is only one throne, and they must fight to the death to become the one true Queen. Don't miss this awesome book!
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 23
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 4 p.m.
Teens <3 Gaming: WiiU vs PS4
What will win in the battle for most played system? Only you can decide!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 4 p.m.
Pop Culture Jeopardy!
Modeled after the classic trivia gameshow, teens provide questions to answers about their favorite music, movies, books, video games, and more. What is Pop Culture Jeopardy? Prizes will be awarded to top players.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! Workshop series is FREE.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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